February 01, 2017


 Tuskegee back to accredited status

​Posted Jan. 19, 2017

The AVMA Council on Education has granted the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine accredited status. The council took this action during its Sept. 25-27, 2016, meeting; Tuskegee made the announcement Dec. 14.

Tuskegee was put on probationary accreditation status after a fall 2013 comprehensive site visit. Probationary accreditation is given to a college that has one or more major deficiencies that have more than minimal impact on student learning or safety. These deficiencies must be corrected within two years, and the colleges must submit reports to the council every six months. Tuskegee was cited for having major deficiencies in five areas and minor deficiencies in two areas.

The COE conducted a focused site visit in January 2016 at Tuskegee and during its March meeting granted a one-year extension for the veterinary college to meet the requirements. At that time, Tuskegee had only one remaining major deficiency, which has since been resolved, as indicated by the change in accreditation status.

“I am proud of our faculty, staff, and especially our students. The attainment of full accreditation status for the College of Veterinary Medicine would not have been possible without their dedication and commitment,” said Dr. Ruby Perry, dean of Tuskegee’s veterinary college.

“This has truly been a team effort from within our college to our administration within the university and our dedicated friends and alumni as well.”

Notice of accreditation actions taken by the COE during its fall 2016 meeting is available here (PDF).  

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